A creative premise for an introduction to Jesus.
Author Susan Anderson’s Ishnabobber is an adorable lighthouse who wants to shine brighter. None of his visitors are able to tell him how to accomplish his goal. In fact, they tell him he’s already shining brighter than all the others. He should be satisfied with that. But he’s not. Finally, a little visitor tells him it’s easy to shine brighter and Ishnabobber can’t wait to discover how.
The premise of this book is precious and illustrator Traci Allison’s vivid illustrations help bring the story to life.
Little Christians who are learning about shining their light will relate well to this story and the complex concept is presented in a way that children will enjoy.
How Can I Shine Brighter is book one of a three-part series about discovering Jesus – The Discovery Series. The ending tees up the second book by leaving the door open to the full understanding of how the Bible can lead to Ishnabobber shining his light brighter. But I would have felt more satisfied if it was tied up tighter on its own.
Bonus materials at the end are helpful and creative. They include questions for reflection, additional bible verses, coloring page, word search, and adult reflection.
I’m already looking forward to reading book two!
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Meet the Author:
Susan Anderson is a Jesus lover, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life experiences, growing faith, and obedience to God’s nudging have inspired her to write Christian children’s books that are designed to show what a growing faith looks like. She loves hosting retreats at her cabin home as well as mentoring hurting women. Her passion is to help people of all ages understand “the peace that surpasses all understanding” that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus.
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